Angelo Eugene Montalbano,81, of Galveston, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on July 25,2011. He was born in Galveston on January 3, 1930. Angelo was a brick mason by trade and worked in Galveston for many years. He also served in the US Navy based in San Diego, California. He was active in the Galveston Mardi Gras as well. Angelo spent 35 years as a football referee with the crew of Billy Rees, Jim Kleinecke, Buddy Mullens, and Robert Mclaren. Angelo lived his entire life in Galveston and was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He leaves many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends too numerous to count.
Angelo is preceded in death by his parents Paul James and Georgina Montalbano, of Galveston; sister, Sadie Jean Micheletti, of La Marque; and son, Michael Joseph Montalbano, of Galveston.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Maryann Montalbano of Galveston; sons, Paul and Peggy Montalbano, of Galveston, Frank Montalbano, of Galveston, and Louis and Tammy Montalbano, of Galveston; daughters, Angela Kunz, of Galveston, Kathy and John MacLean, of Oak Leaf, Texas; daughter-in-law, Judi Montalbano of Glenn Heights, Texas; grandchildren: Christopher and Kerra Kunz, of Houston, Ryan Kunz of Keller,Texas, Paul Montalbano II, of Galveston, Parker Montalbano, of Galveston, Austin Montalbano, of Texas City, Kayla Montalbano, of Texas City, Madison Montalbano, of Glenn Heights, Texas; and great grandson, Michael Kunz; brother-in-law, Carl and Carole Vento; and sister-in-law, Rose and Curt Heximer, of Covington, Louisiana.
Honorary pall bearers will be Paul Montalbano, Frank Montalbano, Louis Montalbano, Christopher Kunz, Ryan Kunz, Paul Montalbano II and Parker Montalbano.
Due to his wishes the services will be private but the family encourages visitors to come to the family home on Thursday evening at 6pm in a celebration of Angelo’s life.
The family wishes to thank Pam Austin, RN, of the Hospice Care team for her wonderful assistance during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Angelo’s name to the Galveston chapter of the VFW.